28 Sep Winchcombe Christmas Festival
Winchcombe Christmas Festival
A winter wonderland awaits in Winchcombe at the fabulous Winchcombe Christmas Festival.
Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants in Winchcombe are throwing open their doors for the town’s annual Christmas Festival celebration on Tuesday 4th December, offering a warm invitation to all to come enjoy a traditional Cotswold Christmas.
The late-night Christmas shopping evening from 5pm until 8pm lights up the bustling historic town with festive treats for all the family.
Christmas market stalls and delicious hot food stalls will take over North Street and Abbey Terrace, joining local shops opening late to showcase a seasonal selection of fine food and drink, locally made crafts and gifts galore.
There’s also an abundance of free entertainment around the town throughout the evening to keep everyone entertained, including special performances from local bands and schools, church and community groups to really get you into the festive spirit, whilst showcasing local talent.
It’s the perfect way to kick start the festive season, and get in some Christmas shopping, while enjoying the magical atmosphere amongst the fine historic buildings and ancient architecture of Winchcombe, all beautifully lit with over 70 sparkling Christmas trees.
Children will be able to meet Father Christmas and his elves, as he makes an appearance in a special Grotto in the Guide Hall, with all proceeds supporting local charities in Winchcombe.
Last year over 2,000 people attended the festival, which is becoming a firm family favourite in the Cotswold Christmas calendar.
The event, organised by Winchcombe Together Association with huge support from Winchcombe Rotary Club, is a real show of Christmas spirit, bringing together businesses, traders, charities and community groups to share what makes the town such a great place to live, work and visit.
Phil Parker, who is coordinating this year’s festival said, “Winchcombe is a truly welcoming place year-round, but it is even more so at Christmas. Our wonderful independent shops and restaurants come together to offer a real warm Winchcombe welcome to townsfolk and visitors alike, and our ancient architecture surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside is even more breath-taking in winter time. We’re looking forward to lots of festive fun this Christmas festival and hope to welcome lots of people to our town.”
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